The Sparrowhawk-HL is a hand-launched version of the (military variant) Sparrowhawk designed primarily for the civil market. The Sparrowhawk-HL is an electric powered-paraglider system with a vertical hanging fuselage. The fuselage design and major component placement allows the Sparrowhawk to fly in a relatively perpendicular flight path (to the ground) in most flight regimes regardless of power input. This along with its consistent center of gravity allows for a very stable aerial platform.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Richard Adams
Type of entry: individual
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Believe it or not - Clay, and of course, Solidworks.
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Designing new products
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My main inspiration is my wife. She makes my life so calm that it is easy to think clearly. There is also the ever present inspiration of a "need" or problem that I know needs to be solved.
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